Two books, one for children and one for adults, that teach and invite us into a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Pentecost book reviews by Alexis Kruza.
Posts Tagged ‘Holy Spirit’
“Faith is formed by the power of the Holy Spirit through personal, trusted relationships – often in our own homes.” 5 statements summing up Faith Formation.
Individuals and families come together through the waters of baptism to form a new family – a family of God to support, strengthen, and encourage each other on the journey. A journey that allows for the opening up to the fullness of the gifts given and ultimately leads towards an ever transfiguring likeness of the Risen Christ.
May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit bring fire to the earth so that the presence of God may be seen in a new light in new places, in new ways.
A billboard from the United Church of Christ that attracted much attention said, “Don’t put a period where God has placed a comma.” John’s description of the disciples sounds like a period: the clunk of locked doors. Not much room for God to enter there, we might think.
The title of this post is factually untrue. I am employed by a church. My position description includes oversight of all the church’s programs of formation for infants through high schoolers. So why do I say that Christian formation is not my job?
Pentecost is the birthday of the church. Elizabeth Windsor has some ideas up her sleeve to help adults and children get into the spirit and celebrate.
I’m glad we now have better translations to refer to this part of the Trinity. The word Holy “Ghost” came from the Old English gast which meant spirit, at the time.
On the Day of Pentecost the Christian Church celebrates the gift of God’s Holy Spirit given to God’s holy people. Pentecost is also the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks, celebrated 50 days after Passover. On this feast, the first fruits of the wheat harvest were presented, and the covenant made with God at Mount Sinai was remembered and renewed.